Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Peanut Butter and Banana Energy Bites

Sweet friend KB has recently been raving about her new power ball breakfasts consisting of oats, bananas, and all sorts of other yummies she throws in there.  So when Hubby and I had a bunch of bananas that were on their last legs we thought we'd go for it.  I eat breakfast every day, but have a habit of running late so thought these would fit the bill nicely.


After scouring the internet I decided just to go for it without a real recipe.  We don't have flax seed and don't really care for chia seeds so we kept to what we could find in the pantry.  The end result was pretty yummy and they're so easy to keep on hand!  

Peanut Butter and Banana Energy Bites

Ingredients:
  • 2 large bananas, mashed (it ended up being about a cup)
  • 2 cups oats, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • couple squeezes honey
  • 1/4-1/2 t cinnamon
  • small handful mini chocolate chips (we used semisweet because that's what we had)
Directions:
  • Mash bananas in a bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Refrigerate mixture for about 30 minutes or until you're able to roll into balls.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls.
  • Refrigerate to store.
Notes:
  • Throw in whatever sounds good to you!  We've made them a few times and found that in this hive we like the cinnamon on the lighter side.  Sometimes we add more banana, sometimes we leave out the chocolate, it all really just depends on what's on hand.
  • You can make a large batch to keep in the freezer and just pull out a few at a time.  Freeze individually on a cookie sheet before putting into a giant Ziploc.  They defrost quickly.
  • Use a scoop to form the balls quickly and uniformly!

Monday, June 5, 2017

On My Bookshelf [The Hypnotist's Love Story]

Typically I love Liane Moriarty's books, as I've shared before with Big Little Lies and The Husband's Secret, however, I found this one fell just a bit short.  The Hypnotist's Love Story had such promise, but for whatever reason, it wasn't quite as gripping as the others.  All in all, however, it was still a decent, easy read.


Amazon says:
Ellen O'Farrell is a professional hynotherapist who work out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents.  It's a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history.  She's stoic about it but at this point, Ellen wouldn't mind a lasting one.  When she meets Patrick, she's optimistic.  He's attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back.  Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk.

Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised.  It turns out that Patrick's ex-girlfriend is stalking him.  Ellen thinks, Actually, that's kind of interesting.  She's dating someone worth stalking.  She's intrigued by the woman's motives.  In fact, she'd even love to meet her.

Ellen doesn't know it, but she already has.

I'd love to know what's on your bookshelf!!  I'm always looking for a good read, especially now that I'll be spending some time pool side!!

Happy Reading!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sip and Shop Sunday [Nordstrom's Sale]

Happy Sunday!  I must have been living under a rock (or more like I've been working insane hours getting the tennis program started) but today is the last day to shop Nordstrom' Half Yearly Sale.  With that in mind I've picked out some favorites.  So....

Today I'm sipping....

This Mojito-esque cocktail is so light and refreshing...the perfect sweet treat on a hot day.  Stepping out to the garden to pick the mint seems to make it that much more like summer.



I'm shopping the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale.  I'm a little late in joining the game, but there are still some terrific deals to be had!

Ruffle Sleeve Blouse



Ruffle Crepe Top (Comes in a lovely pink blossom!)








What did you find during the sale??  Anything spectacular land in your cart??  

Happy Shopping!

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